The JJs List Blog

Service Provider is Person-Centered

Latasha with colleague Elisabetta

For many service providers, when it comes to transportation for adults with developmental disabilities, ADA Paratransit appears to be the only option. But it’s not a person-centered or integrated experience for riders. So when Latasha Grant, Adult Learning Program Manager for Chicago-area…

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New Hop on the Bus Workshop

Last Thursday we did a Hop on the Bus Workshop with the Glenbrook South Transition High School. The students and teacher were very engaged. The students seem to know a lot of questions we asked. There were 10 students and 5 staff members in the…

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Is it Time for Your Agency or School to Hop on the Bus to Independence?

Here at JJslist.com, we believe that you have to be able to get around your community if you are going to be a part of your community.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Pace Suburban Bus to lead workshops for agencies and schools that help individuals with…

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Tips for Riding Public Transportation

Sponsored by Pace Suburban Bus

Public transportation gives people with disabilities the freedom and independence to get to where they need to go, easily. One very important benefit of taking Pace Suburban Bus’ fixed route service is safety. The accessibility features and the helpful drivers keep…

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Can Disability Rights be Maintained in an Uber-economy?

Of course…but as all things are, it’s complicated.

Uber and Lyft are the most recognizable names in the new economy of sharing that evolved in the roaring 2010’s and we applaud their success.

However, like with all new and shiny toys and apps, there’s still work to…

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The Importance of Public Transportation in Your Community

Sponsored by Pace Suburban Bus

Public transportation is an important part of every community – especially for people with disabilities. Here are 4 reasons why public transportation is important in your own community.

Public transit users are healthier.  It is proven that those who use public transportation…

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What is Self-Advocacy?

Jenny demonstrates Self-Advocacy strategies at a No Boundaries session.

Self-Advocacy is about speaking up for what you want and need. It can be something as small as asking your supervisor for help, or requesting to not have onions on your burger at a restaurant. Self-Advocacy is…

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Pride Mobility and Accessibility

We have a segment in our JJsList.com Disability Awareness Training sessions where we focus on accessibility for wheelchair users.  When one talks about a handicapped accessible parking spot or handicapped accessible bathroom, they’re usually innocently committing an inherently inaccurate statement.

This is not to say that…

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Synthesis: Weave – An Interview With Deane Saunders-Stowe

Do not underestimate yourself.  It sounds like something someone would say if they didn’t know what to say but Science Fiction author Deane Saunders-Stowe from Gloucestershire has woven an ensorcelling tale that epitomizes the value of finding logical strategies for you to make your way around…

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The Disability Awareness Players Are On A Roll

During this Summer of 2015, the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players have been on an exciting roll of trainings.

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the ADA25 Chicago efforts, the Players had the opportunity to bring their message to the Brookfield…

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